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Application for Press Credentials

The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) 74th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington D.C., March 4-8, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The 74th Annual Meeting features noted speakers who will present the latest scientific advancements in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

Advance press registration opens Wednesday, December 2 at 12pm (CT).

Pick up your press badge, which must be worn during the 74th Annual Meeting in the Press Office located in room 159 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Print out the page so you’ll know where and when to find us.

Press Office hours are:

Friday, March 4 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 7 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Before arriving for on-site registration, be sure to review the Academy’s Press Guidelines. Review of the Press Guidelines can assist you with your press registration and answer any questions about press attendance at the 74th Annual Meeting.

Please note, when registering on-site, you will need to provide the following:

  • If you have attended an Academy meeting in the past, you must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting.
  • If you have not attended a scientific meeting of the Academy, you must submit bylined samples of your coverage of the specialty of dermatology.
  • If your sample is in a foreign language, you must provide an English version that clearly denotes your byline.
  • If you have attended a previous scientific meeting of the Academy, you must provide bylined samples of your coverage from that meeting in addition to your letter of assignment.
  • Freelance writers must provide a letter of assignment on the news organization’s letterhead.